About Indianapolis

The perfect place for your American experience

IUPUI is located in downtown Indianapolis (or “Indy,” as people here call it). Indy is the twelfth largest city in the United States. About 840,000 people live here. Most important, Indy is a welcoming, exciting place for you to experience American life.

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Where Is Indianapolis?

Indianapolis is the capital and largest city of the state of Indiana, which is located in the eastern half of the United States. Indy is near many large American cities. Chicago, for example, is just three hours away by car or bus.

Indianapolis in relation to other US cities

Experience the "Best in the U.S." in Indy

Indianapolis ranked #6 in Lonely Planet's 2015 Best in the U.S. destinations.

Food, Sports, Arts, and More

You may have heard of our city because of the Indianapolis 500 automobile race. This world-famous event is just the beginning of the many things to do here.

Cheer for our professional sports teams, including the soccer club Indy Eleven, which plays on IUPUI’s campus. Find a restaurant that serves your favorite food, or try cuisine from another culture. See world-class performances and art. Indy has it all—and you can walk to a lot of it from our campus. Learn more about the city’s attractions from the IUPUI website or Visit Indy.

A Great Place for Careers

Indianapolis is home to more than 700 businesses, including the global headquarters for companies such as Eli Lilly and Company, Dow AgroSciences, and ExactTarget. Our downtown location makes it easy to get an internship that will give you valuable experience. More than 1,200 IUPUI students have internships each year.

An International Community

Our city welcomes people from everywhere—and gives you a taste of home, too. You will find hundreds of ethnic restaurants and grocery stores, a variety of places for religious worship (including churches, mosques, and temples), festivals and events that celebrate different cultures and ethnicities, and more.

Weather

Indy has a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, including occasional snow in the winter. Average temperatures throughout the year range from -7˚C to 29˚C.